A Look Into How Oregon Stacks Up Against the Pac-12 North

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As a student at the University of Oregon, and a diehard fan of the Ducks, it’s frustrating to see how concerned people are with the football team heading into this season. It seems as if every fan is saying “The void that Marcus Mariota left behind might be too much for the Ducks to overcome.” Instead, people should be talking about the …

End of an Era

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Three years, nine months, and 18 days ago I was asked to submit a column for a new website called FishDuck.com. In the 197 weeks since, I contributed 197 pieces to the site. Wednesday morning I received a call from The Big Fish himself telling me this will be the last regularly scheduled edition, at least for now wink, wink, …

Around the Conference in Cartoon Characters

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December 17, 1989, was the day “The Simpsons” dethroned Cosby before his “hobby” had a chance to do the job. In the 26 years since, TV’s first prime-time cartoon has presented viewers with many memorable characters. With the announcement this week of Harry Shearer‘s departure, the iconic cartoon will be without the voices of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, …

Has My Obsession With the Ducks Gone Too Far?

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After basketball, baseball and the Spring Game have come and gone, I like to sit back and take stock. Where are we, as an athletic department? Are there changes I would like to see made in the direction of the various teams? Am I doing all I can in helping the University of Oregon (Or “Argin” if you are Roger …

FishDuck Improves the Sports You Already Love

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The months of April and May are great times of the year for the sports fan. The baseball season just got underway. The Masters was last week. The NBA Playoffs get started today. The Stanley Cup began its playoff season Tuesday. Right around the corner is the Kentucky Derby. Less than two months out is the World Toe Wrestling Championships …

FishDuck.com Goes to the Movies

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If you are anything like me, Frank Kaminsky has made it difficult to sleep during the last week. He has surpassed Urban Meyer in the Insomnia Derby. But it’s time to put it aside. The Ducks had a better year on the hardwood than most of us thought they could. They made the tournament and played to their seed. (An 8 …

Ducks Play Aggressive Ball: The Beavers Crumble

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Before the game with the Beavers, Oregon Coach Mike White told his star pitcher Cheridan Hawkins to “be aggressive.” White is a wise man; he knows that aggressive teams win ballgames. Hawkins followed White’s instructions throwing a no-hitter while blanking Oregon State 10-0 in a run-rule shortened game. The no-no was Hawkins’ fourth at Oregon, making her one of the best players …

Newest Concession Items in College Sports

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Have you seen the newest food item offered by the Arizona Diamondbacks? It’s called the Churro Dog. It’s a chocolate bakery bar around a cinnamon churro topped with FroYo, whipped cream, and chocolate and caramel sauces. We at FishDuck.com have been known to do our best thinking with our mouths full. With this as our inspiration, we wondered what comment-worthy foods might …

Oregon Looks to Close Regular Season on a High Note

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The Oregon Ducks (22-8, 12-5 Pac-12) and the Oregon State Beavers (17-12, 8-9 Pac-12), have one of the most storied rivalries in all of college basketball. The famed rivalry dates all the way back to 1903 and the two ball clubs have met 343 times, which is an all-time record. Despite the match-up’s rich history, both the Ducks and the Beavers …

Valentine’s Day Around the Pac-12 Conference

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Good morning, Ducks! Next week at this time you will be doing one of two things. If you shopped early for a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant baby cakes, you will be enjoying the morning. If you waited until the last minute, your Valentines morning may look a little different. But I have confidence in you, Duck! As the …

FishDuck’s Super Bowl Drinking Game

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*Disclaimer. This column, like all of my columns, is made in jest. (Except the stuff about the Beavers and Huskies. I mean all of that.) In this week’s installment, I suggest engaging in some activities that would KILL YOU DEAD if you actually did them. Please don’t!* Super Bowl XLIX will be played tomorrow. That’s a good thing, because it means Super Bowl …

Merry Christmas from a Place Where Fish Fly South for the Rose Bowl

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I am supposed to be funny. Sometimes that comes to me in question form: “Aren’t you supposed to be funny?” But on this, the day of the greatest birth mankind has ever known, I want to take a break from being the most humorous writer you have ever known. This is a day for gifts. There are all kinds of …